Binghamton Mayor Jared Kraham joined First Ward Executive Director Jerry Willard on the East Side of Binghamton to announce the 85,000 in funds for the Senior Home Repair program.

The program aims to help residents in Binghamton that are 55 or older complete home repair projects by covering the cost of hiring someone to do it.

"Binghamton's seniors are neighborhood anchors with decades of contributions to our community," said Mayor Kraham. "They deserve to be able to stay in their homes and make the necessary repairs that will help keep them safe and secure."

Repairs through the program mainly focus on improving safety and accessibility within households. Including rebuilding dangerous stairs, fixing plumbing, installing hand railings, and replacing or adding door locks.

The $85,000 allocation comes from the City's (CDBG) Community Development Block Grant funding.